Delivering customisation through collaboration

Gina Amies explains to Rebecca Gibson how Beadlight can create innovative lighting and air filtration solutions to enhance the guest experience onboard passenger ships

Delivering customisation through collaboration
The Sirona Air Filter is one of Beadlight’s newest products

Lighting plays a pivotal role in every interior design onboard a passenger ship. It can be used to illuminate an area, evoke different atmospheres, highlight notable design elements, create the illusion of space and more. Finding an effective lighting solution that complies with strict industry regulations is challenging, but this is where lighting designer and manufacturer Beadlight can help. 

“Beadlight is synonymous with innovative design; we pride ourselves on providing solutions that enhance any interior,” says Gina Amies, the company’s managing director. “We’ve been creating high-precision lighting components for over 25 years and our comprehensive product range comprises ambient, feature and reading lights that fulfil marine requirements. Our in-house design team also provides bespoke products.”  

The team collaborates closely with the client, interior designers, architects and installers to ensure its lights can be easily integrated into the overall interior design scheme. “We discuss their requirements and then provide renders, sample swatches and mock-up lights, as well as light cone analysis to ensure the light is illuminating the correct areas,” says Amies.  

Beadlight continually develops new products to cater to the evolving needs of the passenger shipping market. “We expect integrated lighting solutions to become more popular, so we’ve created the Somnus light, which comprises an ambient light with a bone china shade, a flexible stem reading light and a base with discrete USB charging ports,” says Amies. “It’s a user-friendly light that enhances the guest experience.” 

Recognising that health, safety and increased sanitation is now a key priority for all operators in the wake of the pandemic, Beadlight has also created the Sirona Air Filter. “There’s a need to restore passenger confidence, so products that increase the cleanliness of the environment will be integrated into interiors,” explains Amies. “Sirona uses ultraviolet light to destroy pathogens and bacteria in the air, reducing the risk of illness.”

This article was first published in the 2021 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. 

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
13 July 2021

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